Hello, friends, and happy Friday! Today I’m sharing something fun for your summer sewing. We’ve all been home and cooking a lot more, so now is the perfect time to add some fabric fun in our kitchens. How to Make a Quilted Potholder: A Step by Step Tutorial will have you making these cute potholders for yourself and for gifts.
How to Make a Quilted Potholder
I can’t remember the last time I purchased a store-bought potholder. These scrappy patchwork potholders are my favorite to make for our kitchen and for gifts. Use your favorite fabrics or scraps, or use holiday-themed fabric for seasonal fun.
Step by Step Tutorial Video
Watch the video tutorial above or go here to watch it on my YouTube channel.
Potholder Tips & Tricks
My video shares the step-by-step the method I use for my potholders. Here is some more information:
- First, find the printable PDF instructions here.
- I prefer two layers of batting with one layer of Insul-Brite sandwiched in-between. Additionally, you’ll need a potholder fabric front and back.
- Sewing a scant ⅛″ seam from the edge after quilting and before binding keeps the edges from getting puckers or gathers.
- Read my post with best tips for potholders here.
- Find my Log Cabin Potholder Tutorial here.
Here are links to the products I used in my tutorial: (Amazon is shipping fastest right now, but I’ve also included links for each product at Fat Quarter Shop).
- I used Mini Charms and scraps for these potholders. Jelly Roll strip leftovers are another great scrap fabric you can use.
- Warm & White Cotton Batting from Amazon (fastest shipping now) and Warm & White Cotton Batting at Fat Quarter Shop
- InsulBrite Heat-Resistant Material (faster shipping right now from Amazon here. And you can also order it from Fat Quarter Shop here).
- Clover Wonder Clips from Amazon or Fat Quarter Shop.
- Creative Grids Circle Rulers for trimming corners from Amazon here and Fat Quarter Shop here.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a quilted potholder. The video step-by-step tutorial will walk you through all of the steps. Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by.